Halliwick Method: Ten
Phase 1 - Adjustment to
Mental adjustment - standing to sitting position
2. Disengagement -
gradual removal of helper's support.
Phase 2 - Rotation Control
Vertical rotation control -
sit to prone, sit to supine (stand to prone, stand
Lateral rotation control -
supine to prone, prone to supine, 360 degree horizontal
turn (lateral movement).
Combined rotation control
- getting in and out of water (sit on edge of pool,
fall into water, roll head/body to supine).
3 - Controlled Movement in Water (Inhibition)
inversion - teach principles of buoyancy and
experience upward thrust.
Balance in Stillness - mastering
flotation and stability in water in any posture.
Turbulent Gliding - swimmer
holds balanced supine float while passively moved
through turbulent water.
4 - Movement in water (Facilitation)
- begin hand movements & elementary swim movements.
movement / Swimming progression - teach actual